Scythe got their start back in 2002 and has since then quickly expanded, becoming a well-known manufacturer of PC-cooling products. They offer not only unique coolers, but fans and accessories which have earned them a dedicated following. Their firm commitment to quality likely has something to do with that too. Any PC enthusiast who has been around for at least a decade has at the very least heard of Scythe, which is likely due to their much beloved Gentle Typhoon fans. These fans were an enthusiast favorite for water cooling systems and really helped push Scythe into the minds of PC gamers the world over. Add to that their push to constantly update their current designs and you have a company that, while not flashy, has created their own niche in the market.
In today's review, I take a look at Scythe's Ninja 5. This update to the long-running Ninja series will certainly get a few inquiring looks. If not for its huge size and dual 120 mm fans, then maybe because said fans top out at just 800 RPM. Offering what should be a nearly silent operation, this update includes more than a few quality of life changes, such as the improved mounting system and cut away fins for better memory compatibility. In general, the Ninja 5 is shaping up to be a worthwhile successor to the Ninja 4, but before rolling out the red carpet, let's take a more in-depth look at Scythe's latest design and what it brings to the table.
|SOCKET SUPPORT:||Intel: LGA 775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA 2011, LGA2066|
AMD: FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4
|HEATSINK:||Material: Aluminium (fins)|
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 138.5 mm x 155 mm x 180 mm (w/ fans)
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 6 pcs
Weight: 1190 g (w/ fan)
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 300 - 800 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 16.6 - 43.03 CFM
Fan Noise: 4.0 - 14.5 dBA
|FEATURES:||Easy installation because of H.P.M.S III mounting system|
High memory compatibility with special fin design
Dual-fan design with push/pull setup